O-DAYS! BIG-Day! 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 10:00am to 6:00pm

O-DAYS!—OCAD University orientation—welcomes new and first-year undergraduate students to the university each year. A number of department- and group-specific activities will be planned August 27 to 31, culminating in BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4) immediatly following Labour Day, when nearly 1,000 new and first-year undergraduate students will descend upon campus to kick off the academic year:

New undergrad students should watch their (personal/non-OCAD U) email August 23, 2018 for detailed instructions and team assignment for BIG-Day!

  • Team Connection
  • Official Welcome
  • Concurrent Team Activities
  • Lunch
  • Annual AboveGround Art Materials Fair
  • Annual Community Fair
  • Mature Student Coffee Break
  • OCAD U Campus & Community tours
  • OCAD Student Union Campus Scavenger Hunt
  • OCAD Student Union Open House
  • and more!

ABOUT O-DAYS!
www.ocadu.ca/orientation

 

 

 

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Butterfield Park, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! BIG-Day! 2018

O-DAYS! Campus Life CONNECT U

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 - 2:00pm to 5:00pm

As part of O-DAYS! 2018, this activity is designed as an informal social opportunity to connect those new undergrads who may wish meet and connect with others in advance of the Labour Day weekend and BIG-Day! (Tuesday, September 4). This activity is hosted by Student Mentor Program. All new first-year undergrads are welcome! Special guest and inspirational speaker Andy Thibodeau will enlighten and entertain! 

CLICK HERE TO RSVP AND ATTEND THIS ACTIVITY:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/campus-life-connect-u-tickets-47850049787

ABOUT O-DAYS!
http://www.ocadu.ca/orientation

Venue & Address: 
OCAD U Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street or access via Grange Food Court, 113 McCaul St.
Website: 
https://www.ocadu.ca/services/campus-life/orientation/o-days-schedule.htm
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
FREE
O-DAYS! 2018 Campus Life CONNECT U

face2face: postcard exhibition 2018

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 - 9:00am to Friday, September 14, 2018 - 4:00pm

The annual face2face: postcard exhibition, as part of O-DAYS! (OCAD University orientation) is a new student's opportunity to participate in their first on-campus undergraduate exhibition and to introduce themself to the OCAD U community.

Students create a self-portrait postcard to show us who they are. It could be a literal likeness or a metaphorical representation!

Whether it be drawing, painting, collage or photography, traditional or digital, students are encouraged to have fun and play around with the idea of self-image and how they would like to be seen.

Venue & Address: 
OCAD University Ada Slaight Gallery Level 2, 100 McCaul Street, Toronto
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/face2face
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416-977-6000, Ext. 4021
Cost: 
Free
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Connection, communication and temporality in conversations on death and dying

INVESTIGATING CONNECTION, COMMUNICATION AND TEMPORALITY IN CONVERSATIONS ON DEATH AND DYING USING A DESIGN RESEARCH APPROACH

The objective of this project is to develop improved understanding of communication at end of life in order to enhance public dialogue on end-of-life issues and provide insights on use of communication technology in end-of-life service provision. Specifically, this project aims to:

  1. Develop and adapt art and design techniques for engaging in research on the topic of death and dying
  2. To understand how communication technologies are used during decline and death, especially for families at a distance
  3. To develop an example artifact, based on the outcomes of the research, to be used in stimulating dialogue on new ways of understanding connection and the temporal aspects of death and dying

This project explores themes of technology use, connection, communication, and temporality in the dying process. As seniors make up Canada's fastest growing age group, Canadians will increasingly need to confront the experience of "end of life". While death and dying includes conversations on the concerns of healthcare providers about medical care, a more comprehensive conversation about end-of-life encompasses discussions on a broader range of topics, including family dynamics, interpersonal relationships, life experiences, spiritual values and personal beliefs and preferences.

While technology can be a connector for family at a distance, its role when the pace of decline changes is not well understood. This is an especially relevant concern in a time that increasingly sees adult children living at a distance from their parents. When family members are not physically present their understanding of a relative's decline in health is reduced, impacting their ability to respond appropriately, plan, and equally distribute tasks related to the care of their dying loved one. 

This project brings together families, support groups, caregivers, and healthcare providers to better understand the use of communication technology in connecting families at end-of-life. Clients, family/friends, and providers at the Toronto Central Service Delivery Centre of Saint Elizabeth Health Care were invited to participate in interviews and co-design workshops to identify key concepts and themes regarding communication around decline and death. Data from this research will be integral to creating a "Death, Dying and Design" toolkit, intended for design practitioners to use as guidance when engaging in design research on the difficult topic of end-of-life.

Research creation artifacts generated through this project will enrich public discourse and open up dialogue on end-of-life choices. Facilitating dialogue on these choices, such as the decision to die at home, in hospice, or to forego intensification of care, has the potential to significantly impact policy on the provision of hospice or end-of-life care in the home.

For more information, please visit http://deathdyinganddesign.com and The Reflection Room.

 

This research was supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada.

 

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Creator: 
Photograph of a student writing on a whiteboard. Text on the wall describes potential patient reactions to a negative diagnosis
Friday, April 13, 2018 - 10:00am
Lab Member: 
Kate Sellen

Housing Info Fair

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

Winter Semester Housing Info Fair
Wednesday, March 21 (11 AM to 2 PM)
Main lobby, 100 McCaul Street
 

Venue & Address: 
Main Lobby, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/housinginfo
Email: 
ocadcampuslife@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000, Ext. 4021
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Call for Submissions: JVCS

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:30am to Friday, February 9, 2018 - 11:45pm

The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies editorial committee is seeking submissions from all OCAD U students in the following formats. We encourage students to submit work that they have written for courses and would feel proud to share with the OCAD U community.

Exhibition and Performance Reviews
250-500 words
Reviews about exhibitions, performances, or art-related events that happened after April 2017. We welcome reviews that are local, national, or international in scope.

Critical Essays
1000-2000 words
We publish academic essays about art, design, and visual studies. We are open to a wide range of methods and analyses, including experimental writing on aesthetic experiences and interdisciplinary research. We can accept excerpts from larger essays.

Abstracts of Thesis Projects
150-250 words
Art or design students may submit up to 3 images to contextualize their abstract.

Journal Cover
We accept images of art or design work to feature on the Journal’s cover. Keep in mind that the dimensions of the cover will be 5x8 inches.

Submission Guidelines

  1. Submissions must be sent, either as an email attachment or as a Google Drive file, to visualcriticalstudies@gmail.com
  2. Writing must be submitted as a Word document (.doc, .docx) and Chicago style citations are encouraged
  3. Images submitted must be 300dpi
  4. In your email, include your name, your program, and the year of your program (for ex: Jade, Digital Futures, 3rd year student)

DEADLINE: Friday, February 9, 2018

ABOUT JOURNAL OF VISUAL & CRITICAL STUDIES (JVCS)
The Journal of Visual & Critical Studies collects and celebrates some of the best undergraduate academic writing at OCAD University. Comprising critical essays, exhibition reviews, artist portfolios, creative non-fiction, and thesis abstracts from students across all disciplines, this annual publication reflects the unique approaches to art history and visual culture that are being undertaken here. We value and emphasize interdisciplinary research methods and modes of thinking to provide diverse perspectives. The JVCS welcomes new editorial committee members every year, offering students the opportunity to help sustain the publication through peer-to-peer education about the publishing process.

For more information abou this and other student-run groups, visit www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Exhibition venue to be determined.
Website: 
visualcriticalstudies.tumblr.com
Email: 
ocadbaannual@gmail.com
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PEER MENTOR RECRUITMENT 2018

Friday, January 19, 2018 - 1:45pm to Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:45pm

Are you an outstanding and enthusiastic undergrad student (going into second-, third-, or fourth-/upper-year in 2018/2019) who would make an excellent PEER MENTOR in the OCAD U Student Mentor Program?

WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?

• Get involved and build community!

• Make new friends!

• Be recognized as a student leader!

• Build communication savvy!

• Build self-confidence

• Strengthen interpersonal skills!

• Gain transferable skills through our training and support!

• Great experience and resume content!

• Team t-shirt, social engagement and food!

• Eligible to be nominated for annual Peer Mentor Awards!

• Invitation to annual student dinner, celebrating leadership and excellence!

• First chance at select on-campus paid opportunities that benefit from your mentor training!

Sign up to become one of our rockin' OCAD U Peer Mentors in 2018 in four easy steps:

1: Apply!
2: Interview (group or one/one)!
3: Complete NEW online training/suppport modules!
4: Attend in-person Peer Mentor Principles in April!

Learn more about mentoring at OCAD U, dates, deadlines and commitment--and sign up today!
www.ocadu.ca/mentorprogram

Venue & Address: 
Campus Life, Level 5, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.ocadu.ca/mentorprogram
www.facebook.com/OCADUMentorProgram/
Email: 
bjames@ocadu.ca
Phone: 
416 977 6000 Ext. 275
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FUNCTION Speaker Series:

Friday, November 24, 2017 - 6:00pm to 10:00pm

Function 10 will take place from 6 to 10PM on November 24th in the newly renovated Ada Slaight Student Gallery for an evening of speakers including past and present members of the Student Press, collaborators, and OCAD University alumni to discuss the importance of interdisciplinary research, dialogue, and critical publication initiatives. What is the value of student publications? How has involvement with student publishing impacted our speakers' professional practices?

Panel presentations start at 6:40 PM followed by open discussion and questions as well as music, food, drinks!

GUEST SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Amy Leaman
  • Ansel Shmidt
  • David Caterini
  • David Schnitman
  • Emma Novotny
  • Rowan Red Sky
  • Symon Oliver
  • Tucker McLachlan
  • and current Student Press members

For questions or information, please contact: contact@ocadustudentpress.com

ABOUT OCAD U STUDENT PRESS:
The OCAD U Student Press serves as a platform for idea sharing, research, and communication among the OCAD U community. We publish a major book every year, showcasing ground-breaking academic research and projects done by our most promising students in the fields of art and design. The Press offers a series of educational workshops, additional publications and events, offering students new opportunities to get involved.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Ada Slaight Gallery, Level 2, 100 McCaul Street
Website: 
www.facebook.com/events/382791945485497/
www.instagram.com/ocadustudentpress/
www.ocadustudentpress.com
www.ocadustudentpress.com
Email: 
contact@ocadustudentpress.com
Cost: 
FREE
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Weekly Meeting: OCAD U Zine Collective

Zine Collective Learning Zone photo
Monday, November 13, 2017 - 3:30pm

The OCAD U Zine Collective meets weekly. All welcome!
Thursdays (11 AM to 1 PM)

ABOUT OCAD U ZINE COLLECTIVE:
The Zine Collective is made up of students who are interested in self-publishing through the medium of zines. Together we create zines, learn about zine distribution and promotion, and help sustain the OCAD U Zine Library. We also help plan the annual OCAD U Zine Fair and attend activities like workshops and field trips to other zine events. Come and join us if you’re interested in promoting and distributing your artwork in a way that is easy, cheap, and fun!

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Learning Zone, Level 1, 122 St. Patrick Street (or via 113 McCaul Street)
Website: 
www.facebook.com/groups/291112401002318/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
ocadzinelibrary@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE

THE GRIND: Strategic Business Foresight w/ Alex Manu

Thursday, November 16, 2017 - 3:00pm to 6:00pm

This week at The Grind Speaker Series, we will be hosting a discussion with Alexander Manu, a professor here at OCAD U, who specializes in strategic innovation and management.

EVENT LINK:
https://www.facebook.com/events/166340593957372/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1510526680200507 

ABOUT THE GRIND:
The Grind is an incubator for students who want to start their own small business. The group aims to connect students interested in business/entrepreneurship, encourage collaboration and provide guest speakers, workshops and resources to assist participants in networking, learning new skills and portfolio building.

See more OCAD U student-run groups at www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups

Venue & Address: 
Imagination Catalyst, Level 8, 230 Richmond St. West
Website: 
www.facebook.com/thegrindocadu/
www.ocadu.ca/studentgroups
Email: 
thegrindocadu@gmail.com
Cost: 
FREE
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